Proposal to re-designate Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood Forum (2023)


Renewal of Mount Pleasant Forum

The Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood Forum has applied to Camden and Islington Councils to be formally re-designated as a neighbourhood forum, in accordance with the Town and Country Planning Act (1990) and neighbourhood planning regulations. The Forum was established in 2016 and re-designation is being sought because Neighbourhood Forum designations expire after five years.

Both Councils are consulting residents and other interested stakeholders on this application.

If the application is agreed by both Councils, the Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood Forum will be able to continue the preparation of a Neighbourhood Plan for the area. A Neighbourhood Plan is a statutory planning document setting out general planning policies for the development and use of land is a neighbourhood. The designated neighbourhood planning area is shown in the application - no changes to the area are being proposed.

Copies of the application may be viewed at 

Pancras Library; 5 Pancras Square, Kings Cross, N1 4AG between 8am and 8pm Mon to Sat and 11am to 5pm on Sun.

Have your say

Any comments should relate to whether the Forum should be designated as a neighbourhood forum for another five years.

Comment by email


Comment by post

Planning Policy team,
London Borough of Camden,
Judd Street,

Comments must be received by 30th June 2023

Previous Forum and Area application

The London Boroughs of Camden and Islington have approved the designation of Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood Area and the Neighbourhood Forum. This happened on 4 February 2016.

A public consultation on the Area and Forum applications took place between 12 October and 20 November 2015. The approved applications can be viewed below. They show the area in which the neighbourhood planning powers apply.

Community Right to Build Order at Phoenix Place (South), EC1A 1BB

In November 2016, the Council received a Community Right to Build Order proposal from the Mount Pleasant Association. This was to permit the development of five linked buildings ranging from four to eight storeys (plus lower ground level). This included the following:

  • 125 residential units
  • approximately 1,200 sqm of commercial space
  • over 900 sqm of communal open space
  • new ‘pocket’ park adjacent to Christopher Hatton Primary School

A Community Right to Build Order is a type of planning permission that is prepared by community organisations. Once ‘made’, a development can be built in accordance with the Order.


January 2017, Nigel McGurk BSc (Hons) MBA MCD MRTPI was appointed to hold an independent examination of the draft Order. A public hearing was held at the London Welsh Centre on Monday 20 March 2017.

The Examiner found that the Order did not meet all the statutory requirements and therefore should not proceed to referendum.

Order Documents

Some more documents associated with permission ref: 2013/3807/P are also available to view here. These are referred to as the ‘extant permission’ and are relevant to the Order.